Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Change allows UK astronomers access to Gemini once again

The UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), which oversees British astronomy funding, appears to be altering its plan of pulling out of the Gemini consortium into merely reducing its involvement, reports the BBC.

Although this does not reverse all of British astronomy's current funding problem, it is good news for UK optical/IR astronomers.

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